|Posted:||September 17, 2013|
|Deadline to Apply:||Thursday, November 28, 2013|
The Department of Sociology at Ryerson University (www.ryerson.ca/sociology) in the city of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The area of specialization is Aboriginal & Indigenous Sociology, with expertise in Qualitative Research Methodologies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of Sociology Program and Liberal Studies courses at the undergraduate level.
The position will commence August 1, 2014 and is subject to final budgetary approval.
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. or be close to the completion of a Ph.D. in Sociology or in a related discipline and will provide evidence of a strong research record or an emerging scholarly profile, demonstrate a high standard of teaching, in addition to a capacity for collegial service. Applications should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, two recent writing samples, institutionally-generated results of teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference.
The Sociology Department, consisting of 22 full-time faculty members, has a solid and growing reputation for high-quality teaching and excellent, innovative, and socially-relevant research. The Department is strongly committed to social activism and community-engaged teaching, learning, and research. Our undergraduate degree program offers a curriculum that highlights the study and practical application of research methods, classical and contemporary social theory, and themes of diversity, inequality and social justice, popular culture, media, and contemporary urban experience.
Please submit your application by regular post and address it to: Dr. Pamela Sugiman, Chair, Department of Sociology, c/o Ms. Virginia Clark, Departmental Administrator, Department of Sociology, Jorgenson Hall 300, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2K3. For general inquiries, please contact Ms. Clark by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416 979 5000 x. 2282. Confidential inquiries or questions of an academic nature may be directed to Dr. Pamela Sugiman at email@example.com. The deadline for submission of applications is November 28, 2013.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/agreements/rfa_agreement/index.html. The RFA’s website can be found at: http://www.rfa.ryerson.ca/. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html
Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Assistant Professor, International Politics and/or Public Policy
Arts, Politics & Public Admin
|Posted:||September 20, 2013|
|Deadline to Apply:||Sunday, December 1, 2013|
The Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University (http://www.ryerson.ca/politics) in Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in International Politics and/or Public Policy. The Department particularly encourages applicants with research and teaching interests in international political economy; international economic and financial governance or institutions; and regional specialization in Latin America, Eastern Europe or Russia. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, contributing to the Department’s full-time undergraduate program in politics and governance; part-time program in public administration and governance; and the Masters in Public Policy and Administration. Opportunities for teaching and supervision in other interdisciplinary Faculty of Arts programs are also possible.
The position will commence August 1, 2014 and is subject to final budgetary approval. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. or be close to the completion of a Ph.D. in political science, political studies or in a related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a strong research agenda and profile, commitment to high-quality teaching, and the capacity for collegial service. Applications should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two recent writing samples, results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence such as a teaching dossier), and the names and contact information (e-mail address and telephone numbers) of three referees who may be contacted.
The Department of Politics and Public Administration, consisting of 27 full time faculty members, prides itself both on the breadth and excellence of its research and quality of its teaching. The Department is strongly committed to academic excellence and teaching in the areas of public policy and administration and Canadian, comparative and global politics.
Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The university is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.
Please submit your application materials online via our Faculty Recruitment Portal. Confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. Sorpong Peou, Department Chair, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for submission of applications is December 1st, 2013.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/agreements/rfa_agreement/index.html.The RFA’s website can be found at: http://www.rfa.ryerson.ca/. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html
Call For Papers
Intersections 2014: Thinking|Feeling
March 14-15, 2014, York & Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Keynote by Jasbir K. Puar
Submissions Deadline: December 21, 2013
How do we think about the “unthinkable”? How do we explain the visceral sensations that prefigure our thoughts and actions? Intersections 2014: Thinking|Feeling is a two-day conference organized by the York-Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture to be held at Ryerson University (Toronto), that will address notions of affect as a lens for critical scholarship and inquiry. We are interested in examining feelings as they blur lines between emotions, bodies and the psyche, opening up spaces for alternative modes of thought and discourse. Affect bridges experiences from the personal to the political, and is an epistemological lens that can help us explore the depths of experience found within sensation, feelings, cognitions and objects. We seek interdisciplinary approaches that examine connections between “thinking” and “feeling” in relation to: emotion, the senses, embodiment, mental capacities, the visceral, interactivity, social interaction, media and communications technologies, intensity, sexuality and desire, social and political structures, cultural production, artistic practices and phenomenology.
Intersections 2014: Thinking|Feeling also welcomes a wide range of artwork from diverse practitioners to be exhibited as part of our annual exhibition, Cross Sections. We encourage submissions of paintings, drawings, photography, collage, sculpture, interactive works, performances, film/video projections and other marginal or intermedia forms. We are also open to papers, panel discussions, artist talks that are supported by or connected to your artistic work, please submit an abstract along with your artwork if you are interested in participating in conference sessions in this capacity.
Possible presentation topics include, but are not limited to:
• Gender and Feminist Theory
• Critical Sexuality and Queer Theory
• Critical Race Theory
• Disability Studies
• Religion and Spirituality
• Fine Art
• Art History
• Cultural Studies
• Environmental Studies
• Social and Political Thought
• Policy and Labour Studies
• Media Studies (including Cinema and Video Games)
We are accepting proposals for participant presentations in the following categories: 15-20 minute talks; curated panels (lightning talks, longer talks, curated conversation); project demos; digital and/or print posters; creative performances; post conference workshops.
Submissions for papers and panels: Please submit a 300 word abstract or up to a 600 word panel proposal including your name, degree/department, email address, title of presentation, as well as a 200 word bio, by December 21st to email@example.com. Notices of acceptance will be sent in January 2013.
Submissions for artworks: Proposals for artworks can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit a short summary of the work (300 words) as well as an artist bio (200 words). Include still images (max. 5 images, 1MB each) or video if desired, and be sure to specify the medium, size, year, duration (if applicable), and technical or spatial requirements for presentation. Please submit an abstract along with your work if you are interested in participating in a presentation, panel discussion or artist talk that is supported by or connected to your artistic work.
For more updates, follow us on Twitter @thinkfeel2014
presented by Indigenous Gatherings
February 18th – 19th 2014 – Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Call for Workshop Proposals – Deadline November 22nd, 2013
The “Integrating Traditional Indigenous Culture and Practices into Health Care Conference” is designed to facilitate the transmission of knowledge between indigenous peoples. We extend a heartfelt invitation to our indigenous partners to share knowledge that will contribute to the well-being of our Indigenous Peoples. We are also aware that many non-indigenous persons have made significant, meaningful contributions in health care delivery and we also invite these presenters to submit their proposals, provided that explicit permission of the indigenous group/organization that one is representing has been obtained.
Ultimately, each presenter is responsible for their own presentation. Please come to our conference with respect for each other. Indigenous Gatherings is promoting workshops that embrace Indigenous Knowledge. Presenters are encouraged to provide strategies that are practical and immediately applicable. All workshops will be 1–1.5 hour long including time for questions and discussions.
All presenters and co-presenters must pay registration fee. Complete and submit a separate registration form for each presenter/co-presenter.
Handouts: Power point presentations, handouts, must be pre-sent via email to email@example.com to be included in the Conference Binder. You will be notified on the number copies of materials for participants. Copy services will NOT be available at the site.
The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Indigenous Pedagogies Social Justice @UBC Research Network (HTTP://BLOGS.UBC.CA/IPSJ/), CSIS and the Jane Rule Endowment (www.csis.arts.ubc.ca) invite you to join us for the art gallery exhibition RezErect: Native Erotica and a reception and thought-provoking panel discussion on Responses to RezErect.
Please save the date — November 20th — in your calendar.
RezErect is an exhibition that explores First Nations erotica. It is a fresh, playful, provocative insight into sensuality and sexuality. The exhibition features works by 27 mid-career and internationally recognized First Nations artists from the Northwest Coast and central Canada.
The Responses to RezErect panel invites us to explore both how we are outrageously infused with pornography, and also colonialism and representations of First Nations realities.
- Dory Nason – Assistant Professor of First Nations Studies and English (UBC), recipient of the 2013 UBC Killam Teaching Prize, Anishinaabe and an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Tribe of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.
- June Scudeler – PhD candidate in English in Aboriginal literature (UBC) and President of the Vancouver Metis Community Association. June Scudeler is a Metis PhD candidate in English at UBC and her dissertation explores new traditions in Cree and Metis Two-Spirit, gay and queer narratives. Her essay on Metis poet Gregory Scofield was included in the Queer Indigenous Studies collection. June is a collective member of the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival.
- Kinnie Starr is a singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta. In 2006 she mentored aspiring Aboriginal musicians at the Manitoba Audio Recording Industry Association’s Aboriginal Music Program (AMP) Camp. As a visual artist, Starr currently has 2 pieces hung in the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver, BC as part of ‘Rezerect’, an international exhibit of indigenous erotic art.
- Saylesh Wesley is Stó:l? (Skowkale) on her mother’s side and Tsimshian on her father’s side and works for the UBC as the Chilliwack Field Centre Coordinator, NITEP, which is a B.Ed. program designed to train Aboriginal teachers for the K – 12 system
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 5:00 p.m. Wine and cheese reception
5:45 p.m. Panel discussion begins
Location: Bill Reid Gallery 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver [see location]
Save the date!
Institution Type: College / University Location: Washington, United States Position: Associate Professor, Department Chair, Full Professor
Chair: Department of American Indian Studies
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington seeks candidates for a full-time associate or full professor, to serve as Chair in the Department of American Indian Studies.
American Indian Studies (AIS) at UW is a multidisciplinary academic department that offers an undergraduate major and a minor. It is also home to the Native Voices graduate program in indigenous film, video, and digital media. The department faculty represent a range of disciplines and approach their teaching and research from a decolonized, community-based and global perspective. The department works with national and regional Native American communities through the UW Tribal Leaders Summit, Native American Advisory Board, UW powwows, the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House project, and campus symposia and conferences. It is a campus leader in facilitating the recruitment and retention of Native American and indigenous students.
We seek a scholar of Native American and Indigenous studies and will consider applicants in all areas of specialization. The critical qualifications are a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree in the candidate’s field; a record of distinguished scholarship and teaching; experience working with Native American communities and organizations; administrative experience that includes strategic educational planning, budget management, development and grant writing skills, advising, and personnel management.
The chair will provide leadership for the department’s educational mission, work to enhance professional development opportunities for faculty, advocate for AIS in relations with college and university administrators, administer and develop department budget and resources, supervise staff, and promote mutually beneficial relations with regional Native communities and organizations.
University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The chair has the discretion to set a teaching schedule compatible with departmental leadership as his/her highest priority.
The start date for this position is negotiable but may be as early as July 1, 2014. Candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, statement of administrative philosophy and experience, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information for at least three references. References will not be contacted until a candidate is being considered for a campus visit. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 22, 2014, until the position is filled. Application materials are being accepted on-line at: http://apply.interfolio.com/23390
The American Indian Studies Department is committed to building and supporting a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, racial and sexual minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
Contact: If you have any questions about this position, the department, or the University of Washington, please contactDaniel Hart
American Indian Studies
Application materials should be submitted at:
Website: http://depts.washington.edu/native/ Primary Category: Native American History / Studies Secondary Categories: Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Film and Film History
Journalism and Media Studies
Research and Methodology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Posting Date: 11/01/2013 Closing Date 01/29/2014
LING 180A: Dynamics of Indigenous Language offered at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton, BC.
We had a wonderful community turnout at our first book club event. We have another book club discussion set for Thursday Nov. 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Staff Room at Point Grey Secondary School (5350 East Blvd). The focus of this book club discussion will be on gender, harassment and bullying in schools and classrooms.
Our speaker for the event is Dr. Elizabeth Meyers (California Polytechnical State University).
The format will be similar to our first book club meeting, where our speaker will set a context for the topic in relationship to our chosen book, The Absolute True Diary of a Part-time Indian. We will then break in to book club discussion groups to talk about themes of the book and the role of educators, parents, and community to address the issue. We will then conclude with our guest speaker who address strategies to support students.
Please join us even if you have not finished reading the book. There are opportunities for all to take part in discussions.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Professor of Indigenous Education in Teacher Education
Department of Language and Literacy Education
Faculty of Education UBC